Dena Martinez has over 30 years of national professional acting experience to her credits. She has toured nationally, with The San Francisco MimeTroupe, Culture Clash, and with the acclaimed El Teatro Campesino, where she was a company artist.
Her theater credits include: leading roles at California Shakespeare Theater, Arizona Theater Co. , Denver Center Theater Company, Marin Theater Company, Berkeley Rep., Word for Word, Campo Santo, San Jose Rep., San Jose Stage, B Street, Capital Stage, Magic Theater, Theaterworks, Pacific Rep and Shotgun Players. She has workshopped and created many roles for national playwrights including Karen Zacharias, Beth Henley, Octavio Solis, Marcus Gardley, Caridad Svich, and Josefina Lopez.
She has starred in two childrens television series for PBS. Emmy award winning You Can Choose and Short Stories and Tall Tales. And her voice over work includes Pixar and Coppola/Zoetrope Productions.
Dena is also a popular casting director, director, instructor. She also coaches in the Tribal Belly Dance world. She has taught at SF Mecca Immersion and Tribal Fest where she brings theater to professional belly dancers who perform in major rock and roll, tribal, electronica and circus shows and concerts internationally.